It's Monday. The start of a new week, and the official start day of my new plan: Fat Woman Bootcamp.
Since posting about starting, I've had one or two people ask me what Fat Woman Bootcamp is - so I figured what better way to start the week without a laid out description of what I want to do.
In a nutshell, Fat Woman Bootcamp is the pet name I've given to getting my ass back on the saddle and really buckling down on losing weight and getting healthy...again. It's all about going back to the basics on what I did to start my journey - and giving it everything I have.
In a not-so-nutshell, it comes down to this...
Last year, when I started this journey, I signed up for a bootcamp. It was something I didn't think I could do - but tried it anyway...because I was serious about getting in shape. I finished the bootcamp with a sense of accomplishment, pride, and strength that I'd never felt before. I was able to do all of those things I didn't think I could do - and then some. I want to feel that again - but don't have the $100 to shell out to go back to the bootcamp I attended. So, I figured I'd try my own....not sure if it'll work - but I have to try.
In bootcamp, I learned a lot. I learned that I had to log my food, pay attention to portions, break my meals into 1 part protein with 2 parts carbs. I also learned that cardio exercise is great, but has to be paired with strength training in order to really burn fat - and help build lean muscle. More importantly, I learned to never doubt myself - as long as I set my mind on something, I could make it happen.
That's where I'm going with this new leg of my journey - I'm not going to doubt myself.
So, what exactly am I going to do for Fat Woman Bootcamp?
First, I'm going to focus on my achievements - rather than failures. To do that, I have decided to not make "goals"...that really sets me up for failure if I don't reach them.
My plan is to get into bootcamp mentality - and to do that, I really have to do the following...
- Plan my meals
- Stick to a ratio of 1 protein: 2 carbs per meal
- Drink plenty of water
- Get some kind of cardio/ strength training in 3-5 times a week
I've decided to start today - even though I've been kinda doing it since Saturday. I'm excited, ready, and full of determination.
Again, I'd love to have some support. I have noticed a lot of crickets chirping around here, lately. Maybe it's because I've been so wishy washy with my plans - and success. Although, that's when I need the support the most. Sometimes just reading a "keep it up" or "I'm rooting for you" boosts my motivation ten fold. Seeing hardly any comments or Twitter responses is very disheartening. I'm trying - really, I am.
OK - time to get to it.
Till next time. ;)
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